Fight Club (film)/Nightmare Fuel

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  • Jack getting a chemical burn on the back of his hand.
  • The scene where Jack beats himself up in his boss's office, throwing himself through a glass table. In a startling aversion of Soft Glass, he huge bloody chunks of it stuck in his arms.
  • Those gorgeous shots of Robert Paulsen's brain hanging out of the back of his head.
  • The Narrator managing to escape the conspirators and get to the police with the evidence of their wrongdoings... only to discover that the cops are in on it too?
    • And what The Cops were going to do to him. "You said that if anyone ever interferes with Project Mayhem, even you, we gotta get his balls".
    • In the Book, it's worse. Jack gets on a bus, sitting at the back for lack of space. He then realized that everyone on that bus has a shaved head, and they all ambush him to castrate him. When the bus gets pulled over by a police car, one of the officers comes on and says "Pleased to finally meet you Mr. Durden. Sorry we have to do this." He narrowly escapes out the window, but the scene is extremely tense.
  • Jack and Tyler stealing human fat from a medical waste dump and having the bag burst as they try to carry it over the fence, with Tyler catching the leaking fat with his bare hands. In the book, much of the fat used for soaps actually came from Marla's mother.
  • While the idea of being taken over by a persona you accidentally created that wants to destroy civilization as we know it is a manifestation of one or several Primal Fears, the brief flashback of the Narrator on top of the building, and the pure freaking madness that the actor managed to portray was far more chilling and potentially nightmare-inducing than anything Brad Pitt's character came up with, even after the Villainous Breakdown.
  • The graphic details on the burned-out car.
  • "Angel Face" getting beaten until he looks like an unrecognizable mass of flesh and bone. Made even worse when you realize Jack is Tyler Durden, and all this time he has been beating up his supposedly best friend.

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